$BRCD (Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.)

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T21:58:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BRCD is aggressively expanding its portfolio of indoor and outdoor wireless access points. During 3Q16, the company announced two new solutions in the highly successful Ruckus ZoneFlex family. Expansion of this portfolio extends the company's market reach and provides further opportunity to continue Ruckus' track record of outpacing market growth.

$T {{ '2017-07-07T18:34:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$T has completed acquisition of the Vyatta network operating system and the associated assets of communications firm $BRCD. As per the deal, AT&T will hire a significant number of Brocade employees. The transaction is part of AT&T’s plan to virtualize the majority of its networks by 2020.

$TECD {{ '2017-04-12T15:22:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TECD said its Technology Solutions business is adding software networking solutions from $BRCD to its award-winning Avnet Cloud Marketplace. As one of the world's largest $BRCD distributors, $TECD is the first technology distributor to add $BRCD software offerings to its cloud marketplace.

$BRCD {{ '2016-11-22T11:36:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BRCD, which has agreed to be acquired by larger rival $BRCM, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.055 per share of the company's common stock. The dividend payment will be made on January 4, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of market on December 12, 2016.

$BRCD {{ '2016-11-22T11:34:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BRCD, which makes data and storage networking products, reported 4Q16 revenue of $657MM, an increase of 12% year-over-year. But earnings per share fell 19% to $0.16, hurt by higher costs and expenses.

$AVGO {{ '2016-11-02T23:41:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AVGO will acquire $BRCD for $12.75 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.5Bil, plus $0.4Bil of net debt. Upon closing, the transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to $AVGO’s non-GAAP free cash flow and earnings per share. The deal is expected to close in the second half of $AVGO's fiscal 2017.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T22:47:25+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Deutsche Bank analyst Vijay Bhagavath questions if strength in IP Networking is primarily in the public sector, government or higher education. $BRCD says that OEMs in particular, HDS and EMC, the company uses that product either in their hyper-converged offering or UCP offering. With all OEMs in the VDX switch portfolio, $BRCD was up 28% YoverY.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T22:38:11+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski questions on the Internet switching business growth and the cross-selling opportunities seen with Ruckus. $BRCD says that on the federal side, there was the pronounced weakness in the switching part of the business. If there was a stronger outlook the company would have done better.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T22:29:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette asks whether the enclosed large deals is due to the macro or the weakness with traditional storage. $BRCD says that all of these impacted it and it is involved in all the major deals. The company has seen a lot of Gen 6 pause where one partner slows down and the other tries to make up for it.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T22:20:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Including Ruckus $BRCD expects 4Q16 SAN product revenue to be up 1-4% QoverQ and IP Networking product revenue to be up 17-22% QoverQ. The company expects non-GAAP GM to be between 66.5-67.5% and non-GAAP operating margin to be between 19.0-20.5% for 4Q16. Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be between $0.21-0.23 for 4Q16.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T22:10:16+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 3Q16, $BRCD's revenue of $591MM was up 7% YoverY and up 13% sequentially. This includes Ruckus' product & service revenue of approx. $78MM. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.21, down from 27% in 3Q15. Operating cash flow of $33M was below the outlook due mainly to payments made related to the Ruckus acquisition and higher DSOs.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T21:58:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BRCD is aggressively expanding its portfolio of indoor and outdoor wireless access points. During 3Q16, the company announced two new solutions in the highly successful Ruckus ZoneFlex family. Expansion of this portfolio extends the company's market reach and provides further opportunity to continue Ruckus' track record of outpacing market growth.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T21:54:24+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BRCD said that in its IP Networking segment, it exceeded its overall revenue outlook largely due to strong contributions from Ruckus Wireless acquisition completed on May 27. Sales into the enterprise and service provider markets came in within expectations. Weakness in the US federal market in 3Q16 extended a disappointing year for this vertical.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T21:46:55+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Supplier of networking equipment $BRCD said that 3Q16 SAN revenue was consistent with the outlook provided earlier. Fixed switch revenue was up by 3% YoverY largely driven by pull-through demand from all-flash array deployments. Director sales fell and sales cycles elongated reflecting the sluggish storage environment.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T20:46:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 3Q16, $BRCD's SAN product revenue fell 9% YoverY mainly due to lower Fibre Channel director sales that fell 23%, partially offset by fixed-configuration switch sales that rose 3%. IP Networking product revenue, including $73MM of product revenue from Ruckus Wireless, was up 36% YoverY, helped by the acquisition of Ruckus Wireless.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T20:42:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 3Q16, $BRCD launched the Brocade X6 Director, the first Gen 6 Fibre Channel director for mission-critical storage connectivity. This solution is specifically designed for all-flash data centers. The Board declared a cash dividend of $0.055 per share of common stock payable on Oct. 3, 2016, to stockholders at close of market on Sept. 9, 2016.

$BRCD {{ '2016-08-25T20:38:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Data storage and networking company $BRCD posted lower earnings during 3Q16 due to acquisition-related items and higher amortization of intangible assets and stock-based compensation. Net income fell to $10.5MM or $0.02 per diluted share vs. $91.67MM or $0.21 per diluted share in 3Q15. Net revenue rose 7% to $591MM vs. 3Q15.

$VAR {{ '2016-08-22T12:53:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VAR said it appointed Judy Brune to its BoD effective Aug. 20, 2016. Bruner served as CFO and EVP, Administration for SanDisk Corp. from 2004 to this year when it was acquired by $WDC. Bruner is also a member of the BoD of $BRCD, a Board member of $AMAT and a member of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum.

$BRCD {{ '2016-04-04T13:10:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BRCD said its BoD has increased the authorization to repurchase its common stock under its existing stock repurchase program by $800MM, bringing the total remaining amount authorized under the program to about $1.7Bil. This increase is intended to facilitate the repurchase of all shares issued in conjunction with the $RKUS acquisition.

$BRCD {{ '2016-04-04T13:09:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BRCD said that net of estimated cash acquired, the transaction value is about $1.2Bil. The cash portion of the purchase price will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new bank term loan financing. The acquisition will be conducted by means of an exchange offer for all of the outstanding shares of $RKUS.

$BRCD {{ '2016-04-04T13:07:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BRCD said it has agreed to buy $RKUS. $RKUS stockholders will receive $6.45 in cash and 0.75 shares of $BRCD common stock for each share of $RKUS common stock. Based on closing price of $BRCD's stock on April 1, the transaction values $RKUS at price of $14.43 per common share, or about $1.5Bil, and may fluctuate until close.

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